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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Show & Tell Friday: More Vintage Pocket Watches

I know, I can hear you thinking it now....."here is that blogger with more about vintage pocket watches"....well, these watches have a bit of a story behind them.
My hubby purchases antique pocket watches wherever he can find a good deal and mostly they are in disrepair and need a lot of TLC.
He buys them from individuals, estate sales and flea markets etc.
Well, he found these three at an antique flea market a few weeks back and they were not looking so good.  But the story here is that the two watches you see that are almost identical were from two spinster sisters who were in their 90's and going to move into a care center and decided to sell a lot of their possessions.  Both watches have the womens' names engraved inside and the outside has the letter "B" for their last name.....Beard.   The faces of each watch are almost identical and each very lovely.  I felt badly that there wasn't someone in their family who would have liked to have these beauties for keepsakes.... 
The other watch has an unusual drum case and is in almost perfect condition, although it took some work to get it that way.
I, of course, would love to keep all three of these watches, but hubby has a say here soooooooo.....


Please visit Cindy over at My Romantic Home to see all the other "Show & Tell Friday" participants.
Thank you for your comments.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Wanted to tell all of you that I'm having a difficult time tonight with the new post editor here on blogspot.....it's flipped some of the photos and I can't get my text where I want it, so I'm giving up for tonight.

24 comments:

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

What a beautiful collection of watches you have! This is my first visit to your lovely blog and enjoyed it very much!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

These are beautiful!! I have a few that are not near so elegant but I have such fun with them!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I love how they look in your dish! Thanks for sharing them.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

They truly are beautiful pieces. Thank you for sharing.

Chari said...

Hi Lenore...

Girlfriend...these pocket watches are sooo exquisite!!! Your husband did a fabulous job working on them...he sure is talented! Does he even do the clock repair? Anyway...I just adore the Beard sister's watches...the engraving on the cases are really exquisite...they look so frenchy, don't you think? Love the clock faces too...very, very pretty!!!

Okay...I just have to tell you that I loved your photos! Such beautiful vignettes...they would make beautiful cards or wall art!!! Thank you for sharing these treasures with us today...what a treat! I have really enjoyed seeing your beautiful collection!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

PS...thank you so much for coming by and taking a peek at my faux fireplace project and chairs! Loved reading your sweet comments, my friend!

S and O said...

those are simply STUNNING!

Sharlotte said...

What lovely watches! They are so gorgeous with their details. I love the way you're displaying them with your lace and pearls. Thanks for sharing!

A Little Of This And That said...

Such beautiful pocket watches. I have friends named "Beard." How ironic is that?

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love vintage pocket watches. And I agree with you, it's too bad someone in the family of the sisters didn't want to treasure them.

Mrs Twins said...

This really is a lovely post.The pocket watches are adorable, and I've enjoyed reading about them. I do hope you'll pop over to see My Show and Tell. suesfavouritethings.blogspot.com

Gracie said...

Your watches are really beautiful. I have just one of them, maybe it will be next week S&T....
Thanks for sharing.
Gracie at http://mylittleplace.blog.com

Diann said...

Those are really beautiful pocket watches!

Hootin' Anni said...

....and I love the crocheted doily under all your fine treasures too!! Beautiful.

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Sheila said...

I love pocket watches too. I only have one. It is my Grandfathers Railroad watch..The ones you show here today are beautifu... Thanks

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I never tire of seeing your beautiful pocket watches Lenore! Keep them coming!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful - thanks for sharing.

REbekah said...

These are so beautiful! Love how you have them displated with the flowers and pearls!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

I think they are so beautiful. What a nice collection to have.

The Watts Family said...

Wow those are beautiful what wonderful antique treasures~ Kind of neat wondering what there story is and where they have been. It is neat that you know a little about the owners ~But isn't that the fun with antiques everything has a story ~Thanks for sharing ~Blessings Heather

Lynda said...

Oh thes watches are gorgeous. What a wonderful collection. And you have them so beautifully displayed to, BRAVO !

June said...

Oh Lenore I love these. I really don't think I could bear to part with them. The photos you have taken of them are beautiful.
Hugs,
june

Juniper Hill Antiques said...

LOVE your collection of watches! Just beautiful!

silk purse said...

I just became a follower of your lovely blog, and am "blown away" by the beauty of your husbands collection of pockets watches! what a beautiful and artistically rendered series of still-life photo vignettes that you have created today! ~ Wow!.., Simply lovely!

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I am requesting that folks kindly follow and /or leave a kind and encouraging comment for the dear lady on her blog..,.

Many thanks in advance!..,

Cheers from Silken Purse

Polly said...

Hi Lenore! Thanks for swinging by my blog and leaving a comment! It is nice to connect with you! You have a great watch collection....they are so hard to find!
Polly